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For individuals on a tight budget that are shopping for reduced price, secondhand goods can be a great option. Secondhand shops also carry unique items to accent a home or wardrobe. Below are five terms used to describe locations where secondhand goods are sold.

  • Consignment Shop - A store that sells items that are owned by other people. A seller brings goods to a consignment store, where they are displayed until purchased. Once the goods have been purchased the store gives the profits to the seller. Consignment shops typically have used goods available at reduced prices.
  • Flea Market - A market where cheap or second-hand goods are sold or traded by individual sellers, sometimes referred to as a swap meet. Flea markets may be held outdoors or in large indoor venues, like warehouses or schools.
  • Antique Shop - A store that sells items that are old or collectible. Any item may be an antique, including clothing or furniture. Antiques are desired because of unique or beautiful features particular to a certain period of time.
  • Vintage Shop - A store that sells items that were produced in the past and reflect the style of an earlier time. Vintage stores that focus on clothing, shoes, and jewelry are very popular. Items considered vintage are typically newer than antiques.
  • Thrift Shop - A store that sells previously owned items like, apparel, furniture, appliances, books, and toys. Thrift shops are often operated to fund a charity and sell donated merchandise and very low prices. Also, some thrift shops are operated for profit and purchase merchandise from the public.
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    Resources Recycled
    16 Church Street, Lititz, PA 17543
    Visit our online second-hand store for recycled items which are still very useable. Call us at (717) 690-0499 in Lititz, PA, for more details. Email: cindicrh@hotmail.com
    (717) 690-0499
    Family Thrift Store Center
    2012 W Newport Pike, Wilmington, DE 19804
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    (302) 999-1416
     
    User Review: "This store is always dirty, dimly lit and overpriced, won't consider going again"
    Sass Upscale Resale Boutique
    10866 York Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030
    Sass is an Upscale Resale Designer Consignment Boutique selling authentic designer & brand name labels at 30-90% off original retail. Clothing, bags, shoes & jewelry. Hip, trendy, sassy chic!
    (443) 204-5707
    Next to New Fine Furniture
    1929 Lincoln Hwy E Ste 40, Lancaster, PA 17602
    (717) 392-0106
    Main Street Closet The
    141 E Main St, Strasburg, PA 17579
    (717) 687-3955
    Leola Thrift Shoppe
    265 W Main St, Leola, PA 17540
    (717) 656-4952
    Wawa Food Market
    787 Route 41, Gap, PA 17527
    (717) 442-9032
    Chris's Buy & Sell
    201 W King St, Lancaster, PA 17603
    (717) 291-9133
    Goodwill
    121 Rohrerstown Rd, Lancaster, PA 17603
    (717) 396-6756
    Re-Uzit Shops
    20-22 E Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522
    (717) 733-4982
    Pass IT On
    558 N Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522
    (717) 733-7232
    Goodwill Retail Stores
    1166 S State St, Ephrata, PA 17522
    (717) 733-7928
    Second Street
    100 N State St, Ephrata, PA 17522
    (717) 733-3348
    Ultimate Men's Thrift
    30 E Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522
    (717) 721-4636
    Second Street
    1167 Reading Rd, Narvon, PA 17555
    (717) 445-4454


    Shops that sell second hand goods have been around a good while. Most sell clothing or furniture. They fall into a number of categories. Thrift stores are often the most popular. They are run independently, but usually linked to some kind of charity. They take donated items and sell them on, often at very low prices. Thus, they serve two purposes, of raising money for the charity and of providing quality goods to shoppers with limited funds. Pawn shops also provide two services. Generally, items in a pawn shop were given as collateral for a loan that was never paid. Pawn shops also buy items outright. These stores can have interesting, unusual and often valuable items including collectibles and antiques. Pawn shops are great places to look around and search through. Other second hand shops often specialize in different products. For example, they may sell baby clothes and toys or vintage records. Used book stores serve a different industry. Designer apparel and jewelry are also common, including shoes. Home furniture and kitchen appliances might also be seen, including plates and dishes. Some sell collectibles such as coins and stamps. Often, items are taken for sale on a consignment basis. Consignment is an important part of the business of many used stores. Other stores may buy items outright. Despite the wide variety of goods, clothing is often the most important, especially in thrift stores. Second hand stores offer an opportunity to purchase unique vintage items, often cheaply. They are also particularly useful for both buying and selling clothing for children.
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